Bloggernacking: New Bloggernackers Edition

June 3, 2004 | 13 comments
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There are some recent entrants to the bloggernacle. Here are a few:

  • A Motley Vision is a blog on “Mormon literature, criticism, publishing and marketing — plus film, theater, music, and pop and folk culture” by William Morris (who is also a frequent commenter here at T & S).
  • Jeff Lindsay has a new blog dealing with Mormon apologetics, called Mormanity.
  • Provo Pulse is a blog about life in (you guessed it) Provo, Utah.
  • Also, Gary Cooper has started his guest stint at Doctrinal.net and if his first post is any indication, his contributions will be well worth reading (as most of us know anyway, having read his frequent comments here).

    The bloggernacle is growing quite fast. (I’ve probably missed more than a few new entrants; if so, let me know by comment or e-mail). The most comprehensive list that I’ve seen is in (you guessed it) another new blog, called DeserNet, which is actually a sub-blog, maintained by David Sundwall of A Soft Answer.

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    13 Responses to Bloggernacking: New Bloggernackers Edition

    1. Clark Goble on June 3, 2004 at 3:16 pm

      An other good blog is
      I just found it this week.

    2. David H. Sundwall on June 3, 2004 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks!

    3. William Morris on June 3, 2004 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Kaimi.

      While I hope to continue my rapid [okay, moderate] rise in the ranks of T&S commentators, I also hope that some of you all will see fit to come slum it up in the Mormon letters ghetto from time to time.

      Special future post teaser — an exclusive for T&S readers: A post on angry Mormon wives, torches in hand, converging on the local saloon.

      Those of you who know your southern Utah history may recognize the reference. But, shhhh. Let me tell it next week.

    4. Adam Greenwood on June 3, 2004 at 6:14 pm

      I applaud Jeff Lindsay for another foray into apologetics. The internet is doing lots of harm these days to converts and those of tender faith. Good men must fight back. Also good women (the Kristine HH routine in my head just kicked in).

      So i hope Jeff Lindsay won’t take it amiss if I say that what’s really needed is a blog that links to various anti sites and gently makes fun of them. Taking all this garbage seriously gives it to much credit. Converts and the curious need to see not so much that there’s an answer as that they don’t even need to take the smears seriously in the first place. I have in mind something like Eric Snider’s incomparable Immersed in Baptists. Maybe the Church should hire brother Snider to get to work on this blog.

      Then of course we’d all link to it and it’d be the first thing that comes up when someone punched Mormons or LDS or whatever into Google.

    5. Mason Konkle on June 3, 2004 at 7:53 pm

      Wow Kaimi, thanks for linking to my site ProvoPulse.com. Out of curiosity, how did you find out about it?

      By the way, I just discovered Times & Seasons about five days ago, and I’m really impressed. I am curious to know how scalable this website is. As readership (and commentership, if I can pretend it’s a word) grows I hope the solid community that is found here won’t erode as has occurred on various other community blogs like kuro5hin.org. This site is definitely going to grow so it’s something that should be carefully considered before-hand.

    6. clark on June 3, 2004 at 8:02 pm

      Regarding scalability, I’ve noticed that for posting getting time outs is fairly common. Unfortunately when the time out occurs you can never be sure if your post was posted without opening up an other window (or tab for Firefox or Safari users) and checking the site. Is that due to the server being overloaded?

      The other approach to community is separate single person blogs. Dave over at Dave’s Mormon Inquiry has been champoning that. It’s had a few rough spots since the blogs trying it out are so diverse. I’m certainly stymied at times regarding what to post.

      Also a lot of people complain that T&S has become more like a forum than a blog. Perhaps, but a forum much more orderly and interesting than most others. (Like ZLMB which I’ve long since stopped reading)

    7. brayden on June 3, 2004 at 8:10 pm

      All high traffic blogs look like forums though so I don’t think of that as a bad thing. It just shows that people are connecting with what is going on at T&S. Check out the comments section at any of the Higher Being blogs. That is the price/reward of being a top blog out there, I suppose.

    8. Kristine on June 3, 2004 at 9:26 pm

      Adam, sorry (well, sort of sorry) to cramp your style.

      Kristine HH

    9. Mason Konkle on June 3, 2004 at 10:12 pm

      I personally prefer reading multi-author community weblogs such as Slashdot to reading people’s personal blogs. Both definitely have their place though. I was actually under the impression that this site was a community weblog.

      I also have noticed the timeout problem and almost ended up posting my above comment twice.

    10. Kaimi on June 7, 2004 at 1:52 pm

      Mason,

      I found you through technorati (as a site that was linking to T & S). I’m aware of our technologocal limitations; perhaps when I have some free time I’ll try to fix them.

    11. Ben Huff on June 7, 2004 at 2:15 pm

      I don’t know, Kaimi, maybe you shouldn’t fix all the bugs! We might think of them like speed bumps to keep the site from getting completely overrun? I’m kind of kidding, but kind of not. So far tho it seems like the quality of comments has stayed high despite increasing visitors. The T&S themes surely select a pretty specific audience; if we’re lucky that may be enough to keep it human for the foreseeable future.

    12. Wiliam Morris on June 13, 2004 at 10:36 pm

      As promised above: angry Mormon women with torches.

    13. William Morris on June 13, 2004 at 10:40 pm